I’ve never described myself as a brave person. In fact, I’d say I’ve lived most of my life somewhere between terrified and worried. I’ve never run into a burning building to save someone’s life, nor have I applied for a job that requires that of me. I’ve never needed a bulletproof vest for work. No, brave people do that.
Except, bravery is something more than risking your life for someone else.
Bravery is facing yourself.
Bravery is facing the unknown.
Bravery is showing up when you’re afraid. It’s showing up with your inner voice is begging you to hide.
With very little business experience, I started a jewelry business in my front living room that’s grown into a thriving business with a team of eight in less than 2 years.
When Matt and I’s marriage was in shambles, I risked my broken heart and gave love a second chance, only to now have the most amazing marriage imaginable.
When I would rather the mattress swallow me up, I pulled myself up and showed up terrified.
You know, maybe I’m braver than I believe.
So, on those days when you feel all alone, you can face that day because there’s something you must remember: “you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
But the most important thing is you’re never really alone.
When you need someone to call for advice and you just don’t feel strong enough, look inside yourself, and know, you’re braver than you believe.